Cheap flights to Paris
There really is nowhere quite like Paris. New York may have the buzz and London may have the nightlife, but Paris has the romance, the architecture and the food. The ‘City of Light’ has long been the preferred city break destination for doe-eyed couples who come for the unrivalled architecture, the quality of its restaurants and romantic night cruises down the River Seine.
But there is more to Paris than just the language of love. This place is also the capital of fashion, haute cuisine and is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Paris is full of galleries dripping with artistic masterpieces and streets filled with some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Anyone fancy a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or a walk along the Champs Elysées with its endless array of designer stores?
On 3-14 September, Paris will be swinging to the sound of the Jazz à la Villette festival. Highlights include film screenings for the little ones and a 1959 Jazz Marathon, which sees contemporary musicians breathe new life into "Kind of Blue", "Time Out" and other classic jazz albums from that year. We can't think of a better way to combat those end-of-summer blues. jazzalavillette.com
For eight days, on 6-13 September, Paris will become the international hub of design for the fourth edition of Paris Design Week. It invites the public to discover the very latest in design by showcasing the work of up-and-coming international designers in prestigious spaces throughout the city. This year's theme of partage (sharing) couldn't be more appropriate. parisdesignweek.fr
If you feel like strolling through Paris without meeting any traffic, head to the elevated Promenade Plantée. The former Paris-Vincennes railway line has been transformed into a lovely walkway, surrounded by pretty greenery and plants and ending at the Bois de Vincennes. promenade-plantee.org
Fancy experiencing Mozart or Brahms being performed in the Basilique de Saint-Denis? Check out the Festival de Saint-Denis, a classical and world-music festival that takes place every year in Saint-Denis, a suburb just outside of Paris. festival-saint-denis.com